Members of Kung Fu Perform Funky “Hot ‘Lanta” Tribute To Butch Trucks [Watch]

first_imgLast night was a difficult day for rock & roll, and most anyone who had the chance to play music played in honor of Butch Trucks and the Allman Brothers Band. Such was the case for Adrian Tramontano (drums), Chris DeAngelis (bass), Rob Somerville (saxophone) of Kung Fu, and keyboardist Cyrus Madan (Deep Banana Blackout) last night.The BRYAC Funk All Stars came together in Bridgeport, CT last night and played a funky version of “Hot ‘Lanta” in memory of Butch & the Allmans, with special guest Sammy Blanchette (CK3, Hubinger St, Fattie Roots) on guitar. You can watch the performance below, courtesy of YouTube user stublatt:Butch Trucks had an influence on many musicians, and the memories continue to share throughout social media. Adrian Tramontano had this to say about the loss:last_img read more

Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn reveals two concerns over £25m Kieran Tierney transfer

first_imgArsenal legend Nigel Winterburn reveals two concerns over £25m Kieran Tierney transfer Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 2 Aug 2019 11:52 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.4kShares Unai Emery still hopes to bolster his squad at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)‘It will be interesting to see if by the end of the transfer window Tierney has come in because they’ve still got two players who could play in that position.‘Interest in him makes me think though that Emery wants a back four and to have someone who is more athletic in that area.’Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League last season while missing out on Europa League glory after being beaten by London rivals Chelsea in the final in Baku.Nicolas Pepe became Emery’s third signing of the summer on Thursday following the Gunners’ deals for William Saliba and Daniel Ceballos.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Nigel Winterburn has questioned Arsenal’s move for the Scot (Picture: Getty)center_img Comment Advertisement Arsenal hope to sign Celtic star Kieran Tierney before the summer transfer window closes (Picture: Getty)Nigel Winterburn has highlighted two concerns over Arsenal’s move for Celtic defender Kieran Tierney.Unai Emery has made Scottish full back Tierney one of his top targets this summer and Arsenal hope to bring him to the Emirates before the transfer window closes.Tierney, 22, has developed into a key player for Celtic since making his debut in 2015, helping the club win four successive Scottish Premierships and the Scottish Cup two times.But Arsenal hero Winterburn has questioned how much Tierney has been challenged while at Celtic and whether he can make the step up to Premier League football.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHe told 888 Sport: ‘I think most full-backs now are strong on the ball and good athletes and are used to getting forward.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘They’re used differently to when I played. Now they’re high and wide and in attacking areas earlier. Tierney fits that bill.‘Celtic have enjoyed some Champions League football but in the league, they’ve been dominant and so how much has he been challenged?‘Also, can he take that step up into the Premier League? There is always a doubt, of course, no matter who the player is, but from what I’m hearing they’re suggesting he’ll be a good acquisition.last_img read more

Interfraternity Council cancels planned tailgate

first_imgThe Interfraternity Council canceled their scheduled tailgates in Exposition Park on Thursday prior to the football game against the University of California, Berkeley.Tailgating for the Thursday night game is prohibited on campus and The Row.“There was a miscommunication between the university and IFC as to what the tailgating situation would be like,” said IFC President Tanner Sandoval. “We made an agreement after last semester to work with [the university] to find a space that works for us. We were dealing with where we were going to put 4,000 people before the game.”The university could not be reached for comment. Administrators have previously said that they hoped creating space for tailgates near the Coliseum would make it easier for students to comply with on-campus tailgating restrictions for Thursday night football games.According to Sandoval, the area in Exposition Park that was initially reserved for the fraternities’ tailgate did not allow alcohol to be served. Sandoval said IFC found a new space two weeks ago in the park but needed to hire security in order for alcohol to be served. The security company that is contracted by the city of Los Angeles to work in the park, however, was already fully booked for the tailgate sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government and another event.Sandoval said the event still could have been held but alcohol would not have been able to be served.“With the cost of the space, it wouldn’t have been worth it,” Sandoval said.Sandoval said individual fraternities would be responsible for finding their own tailgate locations, though he could not guarantee that they would comply with restrictions to tailgating on The Row.“Whether or not they all comply, especially considering the circumstance with Expo Park, I can’t say,” he said.last_img read more

In a first, sportspersons receive national honours virtually

first_img Press Trust Of India First Published: 29th August, 2020 13:59 IST Last Updated: 29th August, 2020 13:59 IST In A First, Sportspersons Receive National Honours Virtually India’s sporting heroes were bestowed the annual national awards in an unparalleled online ceremony amid the COVID-19 pandemic during which athletes logged in from multiple cities to be honoured by President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By COMMENTcenter_img LIVE TV India’s sporting heroes were bestowed the annual national awards in an unparalleled online ceremony amid the COVID-19 pandemic during which athletes logged in from multiple cities to be honoured by President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday.This year a whopping 74 winners were picked for the national honours, including an unprecedented five Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratnas and 27 Arjuna awardees. Of these, 60 attended the virtual ceremony conducted across 11 Sports Authority of India (SAI) centres in various cities.Cricketers Rohit Sharma (Khel Ratna) and Ishant Sharma (Arjuna) missed out due to their IPL commitments in the UAE, while star wrestler Vinesh Phogat (Khel Ratna) and badminton player Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (Arjuna) had to pull out of the ceremony after testing positive for the dreaded virus.The other three Khel Ratna winners — TT player Manika Batra, Paralympic gold-medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu and women’s hockey captain Rani Rampal — attended the ceremony.While Batra logged in from Pune, Thangavelu and Rampal joined from Bengaluru.President Kovind applauded as names of the attending awardees were called out and their achievements were cited as is the convention. Missing, however, was the grandeur of the Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Durbar Hall.”This is the first awards ceremony in COVID times during which the President has participated,” Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said at the beginning of the ceremony.The athletes can look forward to enhanced cash awards this year. The prize money for the Khel Ratna was increased to Rs 25 lakh from the previous amount of Rs 7.5 lakh this morning.Arjuna awardees, 22 of who attended the ceremony, were given Rs 15 lakh, which is Rs 10 lakh more than the previous sum.The Dhronacharya (Lifetime) awardees, who were earlier given Rs 5 lakh, were awarded Rs 15 lakh, while the regular Dhronacharya came with Rs 10 lakh instead of Rs 5 lakh per awardee.Dhyanchand Awardees were given Rs 10 lakh instead of Rs 5 lakh.The strict COVID-19 protocol meant that for the first time in 44 years’ history of the awards, the winners, guests and dignitaries did not gather at the Durbar Hall to be recognised for their excellence.President Kovind congratulated all the winners and exuded confidence that India can achieve its goal of finishing among top-10 countries in the 2028 Paris Olympics.”My heartiest congratulations to all the award winners! All of you, through your performance, have provided unforgettable moments of collective success to all Indians,” Kovind said in his address during the ceremony, which lasted little more than hour.”I am confident that with the collective efforts made on the strength of everyone’s participation, India will emerge as a sporting superpower.”Our goal is to be in the top-10 podium finisher countries in the 2028 Olympic Games. We will definitely achieve this goal.” Kovind said India needs to develop a sporting culture and everyone should work towards achieving that.He said the entire sporting world has been affected by the pandemic, but hoped athletes will come out stronger from this experience.”COVID-19 also has a huge impact on the sports world. Olympic Games have been postponed…In our country too, all sports activities have been affected. Players and coaches may be less motivated by practice and competition stops,” he said.”I believe that the people of sports will come out of this test with more mental strength and will create new history of achievements.” The top Arjuna awardees this year included star sprinter Dutee Chand, woman cricketer Deepti Sharma, golfer Aditi Ashok and men’s hockey team striker Akashdeep Singh.The Dronacharya award in the life-time category was bestowed on eight coaches, the prominent among them being archery coach Dharmendra Tiwary, Naresh Kumar (tennis), Shiv Singh (boxing) and Romesh Pathania (hockey).In regular category, there were five recipients of the Dronacharya, including hockey coach Jude Felix and shooting coach Jaspal Rana among others.In a tragic turn of events of Friday, a Dronacharya (Lifetime) winner, athletics coach Purushottam Rai, died in Bengaluru after suffering a heart attack.The Dhyan Chand award this year was given to 15 individuals, including Sukhvinder Singh Sandhu (football), Trupti Murgunde (badminton) and Nandan Bal (tennis) among others.Golfer Aditi Ashok and former footballer Sukhwinder Singh Sandhu did not attend the award function as they are out of the country.All health and safety protocols, keeping with the guidelines of the Health Ministry, were followed at the venues where dignitaries and awardees were present.In fact, awardees were seen clad in PPE kits as they made their way to the ceremony venues.As per the direction of the Sports Ministry, every award winner had to undergo a COVID-19 test before reporting to the ceremony venue.Image credits: SAIMedia / Twitter WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW USlast_img read more